Latest express entry draw took place on 04th January2017... ranking is 468 and no. of invitations has issue 2,902............. record breaking invitations issue
On January 4, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 2,902 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent immigration to Canada. This is the largest ever draw since the Express Entry system was launched in January, 2015.
ITAs were issued to candidates in the Express Entry pool with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 468 or above. This represents the first time the required minimum CRS score has dropped below 470 since April 20, 2016, when the minimum required CRS score was also 468. Consequently, the draws continue to follow predictions made following November’s improvements to certain Express Entry and CRS criteria, that the number of ITAs will rise and the required CRS score will decrease.
Candidates who received an ITA in the January 4 draw are now in a position to submit an application for Canadian permanent residence to IRCC.
Individuals who wish to apply for Canadian permanent residence through the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FTSC), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC), are first required to enter the Express Entry pool. Upon entering the pool, they are assigned a CRS score based on factors including civil status information, education, work experience, language ability, and other criteria. Candidates are ranked in the pool according to their CRS score, and IRCC periodically conducts draws to invite the highest-ranking candidates to submit an application.